If there’s one thing we can now start looking forward to each and every Christmas, it’s humans dressing their pets up in furstive garb. Once the dressing of said pet has been complete, they finish off the operation by uploading a cute lil’ pic to Instagram – which is where #ChristmasCatsOfInstagram comes into the equation.

Yes, #ChristmasCatsOfInstagram might be a common hashtag for some of you, but for the uninitiated, it’s the cat’s pyjamas. To get you in the swing of things this Christmas Eve, we’ve collected some of our fave pics for you to lose your shit over.

Meow-y Christmas, you pawsome people.

????Rockin' around the catmas tree. #christmaskitty ????

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#cats #christmascats #christmascatsofinstagram #meowing

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Sorry folks for some reason IG very "kindly" posted without my usual story time. Video of the the story of the the New tree skirt coming right up. So we apologise on behalf of IG for any disappointment caused!! Hmmph ???? We has pawties too! . Edit – No video either. It failed to post, and now it is nowhere to be found. I am so disappointed ???? and upset because it was the sweetest video ❤ And as it was taken with the IG video I have no other copy. Unless someone knows how it can be retrieved. I've just lost such a sweet memory ???? . Edit – Text retrieved ????????????It miraculously reappeared on clipboard! . . New tree skirt squishyness quality control inspection….???? Tested and Approved ✔???? ???????? It's definitely a #positivemeowday as far as my furry paws can tell ???? Happy Monday my gorgeous, furry, Purry furriends ???? ???? ???? #pawtytime ???????? ???? We got flown in by @the.black_and_white.siblings in @max_and_the_tab_hunter 's Christmas Pawty Jet to where? TAHITI! YES!!! ???? Sunshine here we come ???? Time to celebrate with #coi newest #lovecats #tobysandbibishappyinlovecelebration ???????? ???? ???? Happy 1st Instaversary to @oscarandteddy ???? #oscarandteddy1stinstaversarypawty ???? ???? And a belated 2nd congratulations to sweet Lottie Pop @catsofrainsford. Sorry we missed yur #lottiepop2ndadoptaversarypawty ???????? But it looks like a fun time was had by all ????. ???? ???? Thank you for the invites to my dear furriends @the.black_and_white.siblings, @cindy_andbunch and @thisis_carola ❣ ❣ To finish, we would like to send our condolences to Steph of @_kittysunshine_ who lost her beautiful Hemingway Rose???? on Friday. We remember your excitement at the prospect of bringing your new furbaby home, and wish from the bottom of our hearts that she hadn't been called from you so soon. I have no words other than it's just so unfair. Much love to you sweetie at this sad time ❣ Rest peacefully now dear Hemingway ???? #coicommunity #postyourpet #xmascats2017 #meownoel # #christmascatsofinstagram #balousfriends #furryfeature #meow_beauties #happypetclub #happycat # #featurecatsmeows #cat_delight

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As a side note, this writer is surprised that (to his knowledge) one former editor of this very outlet is yet to have posted one image sporting #ChristmasCatsOfInstagram. He suspects, however, that this crazy cat lady will upload something in light of this direct criticism.

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